With constant analyzation, worry, and comparison dominating thoughts for years, now is the time to ease up. Relax into nutrition. The worry of if there are enough greens in a visibly green smoothie has happened many times, and once is too many. There is not enough celebration and too much speculation into the good things that are being consumed. It seems like just realizing and thinking about what amazing things are entering into your body is a good practice. The recognition of abundance instead of lack seems to just pave the way for more good things to come along. I've experienced both ends of this idea, and it seems to simple to be true, and it takes some de-conditioning and un-learning what we've been taught, but our lives and vitality are worth it. They are definitely worth it. Right now, almost 2 cups of spinach, peaches, mangoes, dates, spirulina, almond butter, and maca are entering into my blood stream and disgestive tract, fueling my body and blasting me ahead to go clean up my house, ride my bike, walk Suzzanna and work on the garden. Then I'll line up what's gonna next go in my tummy and realize how awesome all the nutrition is within the food and gratefully consume it. It's a bummer that so much hokey new-age talk has perveted the idea of being grateful, and i won't let that happen in my life. Like Good Charlotte or an age-exclusive bar claiming to be punk; it's not legit. Don't let imposters co-opt and steal a pure, good thing. You know what it really is about, for sure hear others out, but don't subscribe to their ideas as dogma or even the preferred way to view an idea. Don't let them steal someting good away. Know and realize where someting comes from, not how distorted it may have become. Be grateful, be stoked, and let's make up our own minds!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Today i made Suzzanna food! I just got food stamps, am broke, and she ran out of food, so it was the day to do it. And she just ate it all up so fast, licking her bowl clean (just like I do!) and it is so awesome to see her love her food as opposed to hesitantly approaching her dried dog food. I am really excited right now! She actually just finished, walked up to me and nuzzled my lap as I sit here typing, her sort of "thank you" is how I took it!
I love you Suze!
This is what I put in the big batch, which I am not sure how long will last, and how much to give her; she just ate about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of it, and there's a lot more left, so maybe giving her that twice a day, 4-5 cups of food a day. I wonder if that is sufficient?
Here's the recipe;
2 cups dry quinoa
1 1/2 cups dry lentils
1 pound carrots
1-2 cups oats
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup ground flax
2 scoops of "perfect food" green powder, mixed in a glass of water
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 Tb kelp powder
1-2 tsp sea salt
i cooked the qunoa and lentils and then ground the flax seeds in a blender, stirred up the green powder, and mashed the carrots(raw) in a food processor, then stirred everything together on top of the qunoa and lentils that were sitting in the pot they had been cooked in.
I wondered how it would go over! I'm so excited Suze liked it! Penny didnt eat hers at first, but Suze scarfed two bowls and then ran over to Penny's bowl, and when Penny growled, I pulled Suzzanna back and then Penny went for it and just finished up a bit ago! Happy dogs, happy me! I'm curious to see how Suzzanna will digest it and what her poop will be like.